category: american

NEMLA 2012: Fictional Readers of French Literature

full name / name of organization: 
Ana Oancea
contact email: 
aio2101@columbia.edu

This panel welcomes papers analyzing the representation of characters in any fictional work [eg. Huysmans, O’Neill, Pasolini] who read French literature of any period.

Interculturalism, Meaning and Identity 5 (March 2012; Prague, Czech Republic)

full name / name of organization: 
Dr Rob Fisher/Inter-Discipinary.Net
contact email: 
ic5@inter-disciplinary.net

5th Global Conference
Interculturalism, Meaning and Identity

Friday 9th March - Sunday 11th March 2012
Prague, Czech Republic

Call For Papers:

Merchants of Menace: The Business of Horror Cinema - Collection of Essays - Deadline for abstracts 31 October 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Richard Nowell, Charles University in Prague
contact email: 
richard_nowell@hotmail.com

Call for Papers
Merchants of Menace: The Business of Horror Cinema

Volume on 20th-century exile literature, deadline Sept 1

full name / name of organization: 
Axel Englund, Anders Olsson
contact email: 
axel.englund@littvet.su.se

Call for papers

LANGUAGES OF EXILE: MIGRATION AND MULTILINGUALISM IN TWENTIETH-CENTURY LITERATURE (working title)

Southern Studies Conference (February 10-11, 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
Auburn University Montgomery
contact email: 
aumlac@aum.edu

Southern Studies: The AUM Liberal Arts Conference at Auburn University Montgomery, February 10 and 11, 2012.

Call for papers and panels on the topic of Southern culture.

Hawthorne's Humor, journal (special issue), 11-15-2012

full name / name of organization: 
Nathaniel Hawthorne Review
contact email: 
elbertm@mail.montclair.edu

Call for Papers, Hawthorne’s Humor

Gothc Hawthorne, journal special issue, 9 Sept. 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Nathaniel Hawthorne Review
contact email: 
elbertm@mail.montclair.edu

Reassessing Hawthorne’s Gothic
Special Issue, _Nathaniel Hawthorne Review_ (to be published fall, 2012)

UPDATE: Performing South Asia at Home and Abroad, SALA 2012

full name / name of organization: 
South Asian Literary Association
contact email: 
nbhatia2@uwo.ca, rgairola@uw.edu

Performing South Asia at Home and Abroad

South Asian Literary Association (SALA), Seattle 2012

Date: Wed., January 4, 2012 at 9:00am – Thurs., January 5, 2012 at 5:00pm

CALL FOR SCHOLARLY ESSAYS AND CREATIVE WORKS

full name / name of organization: 
Label Me Latina/o
contact email: 
ksanchez@georgian.edu; shaulm@queens.edu

Label Me Latina/o (www.labelmelatin.com) is an online, refereed international e-journal that focuses on Latino Literary Production in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.

Edited collection on contemporary African American satire in all media

full name / name of organization: 
Derek C. Maus and James J. Donahue
contact email: 
mausdc@potsdam.edu

Patrice Evans, who blogs under the moniker “The Assimilated Negro,” published an online essay on the ebonyjet.com website late in 2007 that lamented the seeming lack of satire in mainstream black culture:

[W]hy does it seem like black people are missing the boat -- treating the SS Satire like a slave ship? Sometimes it feels we only get the joke if it's the lowest common denominator, otherwise we have to put on our suits and let Oprah or Tyler Perry hold our hands and make sure there's a heavy Maya Angelou level of respect.[…] Where are the black branded satirists? Maybe we don't get it. Maybe we don't care to get it. Are there no satirists because of the lack of demand? It can't be for lack of opportunity. Every week we get a new race-event begging for lampooning: Watson, Jena 6, OJ, Imus, Michael Richards, Vick .... all present unique opportunities to make a joke that might mean a little more to someone with melanin.

Evans goes on to engage in some “speculative armchair psychology” and wonder openly if what he calls the “critical”, “literary”, and “detached” elements of satire are not barriers to African Americans’ participation in this mode of cultural commentary. Not surprisingly, Evans’s article garnered numerous online responses, both in its original form and in numerous repostings around the Internet. We seek to assemble a collection of scholarly essays about satire in contemporary African American culture in order to develop that response in both depth and breadth, examining both the premises that undergird Evans’s original claims and a range of African American satirists working in a variety of media over the past thirty years.

Ecstatic Performance at the Borders of Faith and Race, "Triumph in my Song" (University of Maryland, May 31-June 2, 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
Joy A. J. Howard / English Department, Saint Joseph's University
contact email: 
Joy.Howard@verizon.net

CFP for "Triumph in my Song": 18th & 19th Century African Atlantic Culture, History, & Performance to be held at: the University of Maryland, May 31-June 2, 2012

Tracing the Image of His Face: Jorge Luis Borges and the Question of Influence (Abstract due Sept. 30)

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
jackiec159@hotmail.com

Jorge Luis Borges' influence on literature has been immense, both in his native Argentina and throughout the world.

"Crossing the dark sky of exile": Vladimir Nabokov and the Issue of Exile (Abstract due Sept. 30)

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
jackiec159@hotmail.com

In Speak, Memory, Vladimir Nabokov writes that "Sirin passed," "across the dark sky of exile" "like a meteor, and disappeared, leaving nothing much else behind him than a vague sense of uneasiness." W

New Approaches to the Contemporary Narrative of Slavery (NeMLA, March 15-18, 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
Maria Rice Bellamy / College of Staten Island/CUNY
contact email: 
maria.bellamy@csi.cuny.edu

Toni Morrison’s latest novel, A Mercy, demonstrates the contemporary writer’s continued preoccupation with the history of slavery in the New World as well as the ever expanding range of approaches

[UPDATE] Cinema and Community, Cinema As Community

full name / name of organization: 
Colleen Kennedy-Karpat / Society for Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS)
contact email: 
cbkennedykarpat@gmail.com

Society for Cinema & Media Studies (SCMS) Conference
Boston, Massachusetts
March 21-25, 2012

Philip Roth Society Graduate Essay Prize

full name / name of organization: 
Philip Roth Society
contact email: 
d.brauner@reading.ac.uk

The Philip Roth Society invites submissions from graduates working on any aspect of the work of Philip Roth for consideration for the Siegel/McDaniel Award.

Filolog - journal for literary, cultural and language studies (September 30)

full name / name of organization: 
University of Banja Luka
contact email: 
petar.penda@unibl.rs; tatjanabijelic@unibl.rs

Filolog (Philologist) is a peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary journal with an international Editorial Board.

Translating the Holocaust Panel: NEMLA, Rochester, NY. March 15-18, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
aharris@mansfield.edu

Panel on transoation in Holocaust literature, film, graphic novel:

(Anthology) Undead in the West: (9/18/11 abstracts; 2/15/12 essays)

full name / name of organization: 
Cynthia J. Miller and A. Bowdoin Van Riper
contact email: 
cynthia_miller@emerson.edu

Call for Contributors

Undead in the West: Vampires, Zombies, Mummies, and Ghosts on the Cinematic Frontier (anthology; under contract)

Women Writing

full name / name of organization: 
Asha Choubey
contact email: 
asha.choubey@gmail.com

After the success of our book Women on Women; we are looking for quality papers on women writers across boundaries of nation/state/age/class. Suggested Topics:

Women and sexuality

Bilgisayar Kursu

full name / name of organization: 
Bilgisayar Kursu CO
contact email: 
bilgisayarkursu.co@hotmail.com

Grafik Kursu
Bilgisayar Kursu

Fifty Years After Faulkner: Faulkner & Yoknapatawpha, July 7-11, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Jay Watson / University of Mississippi
contact email: 
jwatson@olemiss.edu

July 6, 2012, will mark the 50th anniversary of the death of William Faulkner.

"Prospects: A New Century" - Deadline: 10/1/2011 - Conference: 4/12/2012-4/15/2012

full name / name of organization: 
C19: The Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists
contact email: 
C19-2012@ucsc.edu

CALL FOR PAPERS:
C19: THE SOCIETY OF NINETEENTH-CENTURY AMERICANISTS
“Prospects: A New Century”
Berkeley, California
April 12-15, 2012
Hosted by the University of California, Berkeley

[UPDATE] CFP: The Apocalypse in Literature and Film (October 1, 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
_LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory_
contact email: 
litjourn@yahoo.com

Alien invasion, viral outbreak, nuclear holocaust, the rise of the machines, the flood, the second coming, the second ice age—these are just a few of the ways human beings have imagined their “end

The Muse-An International Journal of Poetry (ISSN 2249–2178) call for submissions

full name / name of organization: 
The Muse-An International Journal of Poetry (ISSN 2249–2178)
contact email: 
themuseindia@gmail.com

'The Muse-An International Journal of Poetry' (ISSN 2249–2178) is calling for submission of oroginal and unpublished (both print and online) poems, research papers on poetry and book reviews of late

On the Job Training: Media Industries and the Cultivation of Labor by Aug 10th (SCMS March 21-25, 2012))

full name / name of organization: 
Jonathan Cohn/ UCLA
contact email: 
jacohn@gmail.com

"Sifting the April sunlight for clues": The Poetry of John Ashbery (Sept 30, 2011; NeMLA, Mar. 15-18, 2012, Rochester, NY)

full name / name of organization: 
Barbara Fischer / Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
bkfischer@yahoo.com

This panel aspires to a multi-faceted exploration, in his native Rochester, of the work of this uniquely talented and elusive poet.

One Hundred Years of Attitude: A Centennial Roundtable for Poetry Magazine (Sept 30, 2011; NeMLA, Mar. 15-18, 2012, Rochester NY

full name / name of organization: 
Bill Waddell / Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
bwaddell@sjfc.edu

It's a very long way indeed from Harriet Monroe's vision in Chicago in 1912, to a $200 million endowment from Ruth Lilly a few years ago, but Poetry magazine has seldom been far at all from the centra

Framing the Black Arts Movement (Sept. 30, 2011; NeMLA, March 15-18, 2012, Rochester, NY

full name / name of organization: 
Bill Waddell / Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
bwaddell@sjfc.edu

This session is intended to entertain (at least) two senses of the term “framing,” and perhaps some tension between them.

Reconstruction 12.3 Special Issue: "(In)Securities"

full name / name of organization: 
Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture
contact email: 
reconstruction.submissions@gmail.com

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: Reconstruction 12.3
Special Issue “(In)Securities”
Edited by
SUSANA ARAUJO (University of Lisbon)
SUSANA S. MARTINS(Katholieke Universiteit Leuven)

[UPDATE] The Art of Outrage: Poetics, Politics, Polarization. In NYC @Fordham University's Lincoln Center Campus

full name / name of organization: 
NOTE: Keynote Speaker is Prof. Russ Castronovo (Deadline August 31st, 2011. Conference on Oct 14th, 2011)
contact email: 
artofoutrage@gmail.com

An interdisciplinary graduate conference.
Keynote Speaker: Prof. Russ Castronovo, Dorothy Draheim Professor of English at University of Wisconsin-Madison.

NALS: "Levinas, the Environment, and Cultures of Place" (May 13-15, 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
North American Levinas Society
contact email: 
sjneely@uas.alaska.edu

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NORTH AMERICAN LEVINAS SOCIETY
Seventh Annual Conference and Meeting
“Levinas, the Environment, and Cultures of Place”
May 13-15, 2012 | Anchorage, Alaska

CALL FOR PAPERS

The Slayage Conference on the Whedonverses (SCW5) (July 12-15, 2012; accepting until December 1, 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Whedon Studies Association
contact email: 
rhonda_w@gdn.edu

Slayage: The Journal of the Whedon Studies Association (slayageonline.com) and the Whedon Studies Association solicit your proposal for the fifth Slayage Conference: The Slayage Conference on the Whed

UPDATE: Catwoman to Katniss: Villainesses and Heroines of Fantasy and Science Fiction, March 15-16, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Mick Howard, Sarah Gray-Panesi, Shiloh Carroll / Middle Tennessee State University
contact email: 
catwomankatniss@gmail.com

Catwoman to Katniss is an interdisciplinary conference examining female images in electronic, graphic, and textual media within the science fiction and fantasy genres.

Cultural Studies Book on Brad Pitt

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Christopher Schaberg / Loyola University New Orleans
contact email: 
schaberg@loyno.edu

Proposals are being solicited for an edited volume organized around the subject of Brad Pitt.  The editors envision a book on Brad Pitt that ranges broadly across the humanities, with chapters focusi

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